Our recent collaboration with On The Brook to send aid to Ukraine with Hope and Aid Direct has now closed after a very successful few months. We processed about 30 pallets of donated aid and raised a total of over £670 (plus some additional gift aid): thank you for your help with this. If you would like to donate money to help this continuing effort you can do so here: donate money to H&AD.
We are not collecting aid to send abroad on a regular basis at the moment, but you can find the closest Hope and Aid Direct drop off point on their map.
RAFT – Refugee Aid from Taunton – who operate the regional warehouse closest to us in here Somerset are welcoming a wide range of items which they are sending on to Ukraine, Calais, Afghanistan and other locations: their details are here.
There are now a number of households in our area who are hosting refugees from Ukraine, and there is support available if this is something you are doing or considering.
Please check the Bruton Supports Ukraine website if you are in or near Bruton.
Please check the Frome Supports Ukraine website if you are in or near Frome.
These groups may also have volunteering opportunities available.